Eager to learn how to draw a golden retriever?
Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a golden retriever. This easy golden retriever instruction guide is perfect for young kids looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and simple to follow! Plan for this drawing to require about 30 minutes, but the creative process can actually take longer if a background is added in addition to the subject matter.
Finally learn to draw dogs by following this tutorial at your own leisure. …and now for the how to draw a golden retriever lesson…
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- How to Draw a Golden Retriever Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this tutorial, we will learn how to draw a golden retriever with your drawing materials. Pay attention to the various sizes and shapes within the artwork of the golden retriever. The pencil lines in each step is drawn in blue so you can observe the most recent shapes that you should be illustrating.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Draw An Oval
Start the head off by drawing an oval shape.
Draw Floppy Ears
Erase some of the head and add floppy ears.
Add Front Legs And Chest
Draw the first leg below the head, and add a fluffy chest. Add in the second leg next to the first one.
Draw The Back And Fluffy Tail
Draw a curved line for the back, and start drawing the tail with another curved line. The fluffy part of the tail should be added towards the right side of the page.
Add A Hind Leg
Draw one of the back legs connecting to the tail.
Add Stomach And Last Leg
Draw the fluffy belly as if it were connecting to the chest and tail, then add in the last leg.
Draw A Face
Give this dog a cute, smiling face.
Add A Collar
The dog needs a collar so we know who the owners are.
Add In Some Color
Golden retrievers can be colored in with a golden yellow, and have lighter fur on the underside of their bellies and tails.
How to Draw a Golden Retriever PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Golden Retriever. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
About Golden Retrievers
The Golden Retriever breed of dog originated in Scotland in the late 19th Century. They were originally bred as a sporting dog and favored for their ability to traverse a wide range of conditions including cold weather and water.
They have beautiful coats of long golden-colored fur. This fur does shed often especially with the change of seasons. Golden Retrievers have a dense coat of inner fur which helps them stay warm in colder climates and also shields some hot weather as well.
Golden Retrievers are prized for their positive disposition. They are generally friendly to their family members and any strangers they encounter whether it be human or other dogs.
They are typically calm dogs, quite intelligent, and have an exceptional eagerness to please. This makes them excellent pets and no mystery as to why they make popular family pets. Golden Retrievers rank as the 4th most popular dog in American family households.